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October 8, 2009 - The Economist
"A no-brainer"

According to a recent article in The Economist, enriching staple foods with micronutrients is a simple and effective solution to the problem of hunger in poor countries. As estimated one-third of the world's population suffers from a lack of micronutrients, which help bodies and brains grow and resist disease. The only reasons that the problem is not being solved is a lack of expertise in poor countries as well as dissent among donors and pundits. It is expected that the issue will be addressed at next year's G20 meeting in Canada with a big, co-ordinated global campaign.

 

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